Lynnette E ChambersProfessor of Voice College of Fine Arts
- Bachelor of Music Education, Baylor University, 1994
- Master of Music, Vocal Performance, The Ohio State University, 1996
- Doctor of Musical Arts, The Ohio State University, 1998
A native of Houston, Texas, Lynnette Ellen Chambers joined the voice faculty of Hardin-Simmons University 1998. She has performed throughout the United States and Italy. Lynnette made her professional stage debut in 1995 as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Southern Ohio Light Opera.
She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, receiving her D.M.A. and M.M. degrees in Vocal Performance, and attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree.
Her operatic/musical theater performance credits include the roles of Anna Leonowens in The King and I, Suzuki and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Flora in La Traviata, Mercedes in Carmen, Lucy in Hotel Casablanca, Dryade in Ariadne Auf Naxos, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, Nancy in Albert Herring, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, and Tituba in Robert Ward’s The Crucible.
She has been a National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards and took top honors in the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition and the El Paso Opera Competition. In addition, Lynnette won fourth place and received the Dorthy Kirsten-James Browning award for “Most Promising Singer” at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award competition.
Lynnette has been a soloist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Abilene Philharmonic, the Hardin Simmons University Concert Band, the Valley Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Opera Association and the Abilene Collegiate Orchestra.